Horse Dies At Ponniyin Selvan Shoot. FIR Filed Against Mani Ratnam

A horse died in a head on collision at Ponniyin Selvan. A FIR has been registered against Mani Ratnam and the owner of the horse.

By Anoop Sai Bandi, September 03, 2021 18:27 IST

Director Mani Ratnam has been shooting for Ponniyin Selvan in Madhya Pradesh. Before the Madhya Pradesh schedule, the entire team of Ponniyin Selvan was camping in Hyderabad for a long schedule. During the Hyderabad schedule, a horse died in a head-on collision. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) found this out and filed a complaint with the Abdullapurmet police in Hyderabad. Based on the complaint, an FIR was filed against the management of Madras Talkies (production house of Mani Ratnam) and the owner of the house. The FIR was filed under Section 11 of the PCA Act, 1960, and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
 
PETA India's Chief Advocacy Officer Khushboo Gupta, in a statement, read, 'In the age of computer-generated imagery (CGI), production companies have no excuse for forcing exhausted horses to play at war until one of them drops dead. Compassionate, forward-thinking filmmakers would never dream of hauling sensitive animals to a chaotic movie set and forcing them to ‘act’. PETA India is calling on director Shri Mani Ratnam to cut the cruelty and switch to modern and humane CGI and other visual-effects technology.'

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